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Mass protests as Shiite shrine attacked in Iraq

The golden dome of a celebrated Iraqi Shiite shrine was destroyed in a bomb attack, prompting warnings of sectarian conflict as thousands of enraged Shiites took to the streets. There were no reported injuries, but tension was running high throughout the country after the two bombs went off in Samarra’s 1,000-year-old Imam Ali al-Hadi mausoleum, whose golden dome collapsed. Waving the green flags of Islam and the national Iraqi colours, thousands of Shiites took to the streets of Samarra vowing to punish those responsible for the attack. Full Story

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